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United States Attorney William M. McSwain Announces More Than $159 Million Available to Fight Drug Addiction Crisis

Department of Justice

PHILADELPHIA, PA — United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that more than $159 million in Department of Justice grants are available to help communities address America’s drug addiction crisis.

“Our Office participates in numerous outreach programs that focus on addiction awareness, prevention, and recovery,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “These grants are one aspect of that effort:  through these grants, we are providing those affected by addiction with a path forward to long-term recovery. This is an important initiative that helps those directly and indirectly affected by addiction, while making our communities safer at the same time.”

“Our nation is facing the difficult challenge of curbing substance addiction, which threatens public safety and is among the Administration’s top domestic priorities,” said Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs. “The Department of Justice is front and center in the fight to meet this challenge. OJP is making historic amounts of grant funding available to ensure that our communities have access to innovative and diverse solutions.”

The funding is available through the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the federal government’s leading source of public safety funding and crime victim assistance in state, local, and tribal jurisdictions. OJP’s programs support a wide array of activities and services, including programs designed to prevent overdose deaths and break the cycle of addiction and crime.

The following funding opportunities are currently available, with additional ones coming in the near future:

Family Drug Court Program
https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/ojjdp-2020-17090
Total Available:          $18.2 million
Deadline:                       April 8, 2020
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Family Drug Court Program seeks to build the capacity of state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to enhance existing family drug courts or to implement statewide or countywide family drug court practices that increase collaboration with substance abuse treatment and child welfare systems.  The following entities are available to apply for this grant: states and territories; state and local courts; units of local government; and federally recognized Indian tribal governments acting on behalf of a single jurisdiction drug court.

Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative
https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/ojjdp-2020-16930
Total Available:          $48 million
Deadline:                      April 13, 2020
This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth populations that are at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system involvement. Mentoring services can be one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types. This solicitation offers five program categories, each with different eligibility criteria outlined in the link provided above. Applicants in all categories must initiate mentoring services to youth who are 17 years old or younger at the time of admission to the program. Funding can be used to support new mentoring matches or continue existing mentoring matches at the time of application.

Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program
https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/ojjdp-2020-17051
Total Available:          $7.2 million
Deadline:                      April 13, 2020
This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments to create and enhance juvenile drug treatment court programs for youth in the justice system who have substance abuse problems specifically related to opioid abuse. This solicitation is composed of two grant categories, and information regarding the specific eligibility requirements for each category is provided in the link above. Applicants must clearly designate the category for which they are applying.

Opioid Affected Youth Initiative
https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/ojjdp-2020-17352
Total Available:          $9 million
Deadline:                      April 20, 2020
This program will support the efforts of states, communities, tribal jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations and institutions of higher education to implement programs and strategies that identify, respond to, treat, and support children, youth, and families impacted by the opioid epidemic. The following entities are eligible to apply for and receive funding pursuant to this solicitation: states and territories; units of local government; federally recognized Indian tribal governments; nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations; and institutions of higher education.

Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime
https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/nij-2020-17275
Total Available:          $1 million
Deadline:                      April 20, 2020
The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Drugs and Crime Research Program supports rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. The focus of this research solicitation is narcotics-related criminal investigation, prosecution, intelligence, and community surveillance relevant to law enforcement and death investigation activities. The FY2020 solicitation’s drug priorities are methamphetamine and other stimulants, including diverted pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, and their analogues. The following entities are eligible to apply for and receive funding pursuant to this solicitation: states and territories; units of local government; federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions; nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations; and institutions of higher education.

Enhancing Community Responses to America’s Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims
https://www.ovc.gov/grants/pdftxt/fy-2020-enhancing-community-responses-to-drug-crisis.pdf
Total Available:          $19 million
Deadline:                      May 4, 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications to support direct services for children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the current addiction crisis; and to provide training and technical assistance to the direct services grantees. This program furthers the Department’s mission by enhancing the field’s response to young victims of the addiction crisis. The following entities are eligible to apply for and receive funding pursuant to this solicitation: states and territories; units of local government; federally recognized Indian tribal governments; nonprofit, non-governmental victim and social service organizations with the capacity to serve young crime victims affected by the addiction crisis; for-profit organizations with the capacity to serve young crime victims affected by the addiction crisis; and institutions of higher education.

Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/bja-2020-17754
Total Available:          $28.1 million
Deadline:                       May 5, 2020
The Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) enhances the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data and other scheduled chemical products through a centralized database administered by an authorized agency. PDMPs help state and local governments to detect and prevent the diversion and abuse of pharmaceutically controlled substances such as opioids and other prescription drugs. Eligibility criteria is outlined in the link provided above.

Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program
https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/bja-2020-17098
Total Available:         $1.75 million
Deadline:                     May 14, 2020
This program provides financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to enhance the operations of drug courts or to implement new veterans’ treatment courts. These courts effectively integrate evidence-based substance abuse treatment, random drug testing, equitable sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in judicially-supervised court settings with jurisdiction over offenders to reduce recidivism, substance abuse, and prevent overdoses. Eligibility criteria is outlined in the link provided above.

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program
https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/bja-2020-17023
Total Available:          $27 million
Deadline:                      May 21, 2020
The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COSSAP’s purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants, and other drugs of abuse. Eligibility criteria is outlined in the link provided above.

For more information regarding all OJP funding opportunities, please visit: https://www.ojp.gov/funding/explore/current-funding-opportunities

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